Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated trust agrees joint venture to unlock estates efficiencies

An acute and community trust has entered into a 15 year estates partnership with a property company in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds.

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Regulator reviews huge rise in failings at hospital mortuaries

Leading pathologists are reviewing a “dramatic increase” in the number of failings at hospital mortuaries across the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

Mairead McAlinden

Chief executive of integrated trust announces early retirement

The chief executive of an integrated health and social care trust has announced she is taking early retirement, following the death of her husband.

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Troubled STP appoints high profile chair

A high profile regulator and quango chief has been appointed as the new independent chair of a troubled health economy.

Scales of justice

Trust takes consultancy to court over 'botched' hospital refurbishment

An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital.

Sophia Christie

Former PCT chief returns to NHS to lead STP and CCGs

A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently.

Paula Vasco-Knight

Former trust chief ordered to repay £11,000 after conviction

A former hospital chief executive has been ordered to repay around £11,000 to the NHS or go to prison.

Surgery surgeons

Trusts reveal plans to centralise services after GIRFT review

Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

rob findlay

Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Trust searches for 'imaginative' estates partner in £100m deal

An integrated foundation trust is looking to partner with a private company for up to 25 years in a bid to unlock capital funding for its future estates plans.

Paula Vasco-Knight

New investigation into Vasco-Knight finances

A new inquiry has been ordered into the family finances of a former NHS executive who pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this year, in an attempt to force her to repay over £11,000.

Watcombe Hall

Revealed: Third private children's unit closes on safety grounds

A third privately run mental health unit for children and adolescents was forced to close to new patients following safety concerns earlier this year, HSJ can reveal.

Derriford Hospital

Devon trusts to share staff across region

Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.

Paula Vasco-Knight

Court orders Paula Vasco-Knight to detail financial assets

A disgraced former NHS chief executive has been ordered to reveal her financial assets

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Exclusive: Trust chiefs to jointly lead STP after regional leadership shake-up

Two foundation trust chiefs are to be the interim leaders of a financially challenged sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.

Torbay Hospital urgent and emergency care service

A&E leaps from inadequate to good in just over a year

An acute and community trust has been praised by inspectors after its urgent and emergency care was rated good just 15 months after being inadequate.

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Exclusive: 18 'high calibre' leads appointed to major NHS improvement programme

Leading consultants have been appointed to lead 14 national reviews aimed at improving efficiency and reducing unwarranted variation in NHS, HSJ can reveal.

Acute services across the Devon healthcare system have been the subject of a review by local clinicians and NHS managers.

All A&Es to stay open under proposals for troubled health economy

Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust